Prof. Chauncey with a Pooping Problem

It’s one of those things that we can take for granted – a dog being able to do a good ‘doody’.

Prof. Chauncey had a mound around his rear area, encircling his tail. It looked ominous, but could be easily missed. Watching him, it was learned he wasn’t able to do a poo. And for a long time, this was happening. THAT can be a death sentence for a dog. Add his sad eyes, being overwhelmed in the shelter and he was put on the fast track to find safety. Time was critical.

And, that safety was found! After driving him to his rescue in Utah, the amazing, Peg Steed, then took over and this little 8 pound boy went straight to surgery. The vet waited for him and scooped out what couldn’t come out. Plus, he got a much needed dental and removed some wacky teeth with wacky roots wrapping around bone.

The reason the poo was not moving along is that there was a pocket in his intestines. With laxatives and enemas, his poo machine hopefully can retrain itself to get the ‘show on the road’ (or grass) and so far, things are looking good! Peg has had success with this issue with paralyzed dogs, so we predict good things for Prof. Chauncey and so far, it’s coming true!

Prof. Chauncey with a Pooping Problem